Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Today I've posted two excerpts from a great 1957 home movie of Disneyland in Anaheim. Our intrepid Phoenix correspondent, Greg Ottinger, found this footage in a thrift shop and mailed me the reel. Today's clips look at Tomorrowland and Frontierland as they appeared very early in the park's history. Both feature many long-extinct attractions. The Tomorrowland segment includes rare color footage of a very short-lived attraction: The Viewliner train. I'll post more segments of this film in the future.
I added the audio to this footage, which was originally silent. The vacation footage also included trips to Marineland and the Grand Canyon.
By the way, don't forget tomorrow's Orange County Historical Society meeting in Orange.
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 5/07/2008